The Assassin by Tricia Andersen *Review
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There’s trouble in paradise…
Torn by jealousy, Sloan leaves Abbey behind to run Sloan Enterprises when the CIA sends him and Bartholomew on a secret mission looking for an arms dealer doing business out of an Army encampment in Afghanistan. The couple’s paths cross overseas and Abbey is ordered to join her husband on the mission. Tension flares between them in the hot Afghani sun fueled by the camp’s commanding officer hell bent on turning the two against each other. Can Sloan overcome his emotions long enough to find the smuggler or will his raging jealousy tear him from the woman he loves…forever
Sloan and Abbey O’Riley is a power billionaire couple that owns their own business while raising a family of three children. That life covers their other more adventurous and dangerous life of being spies for the CIA. Sloan is an expert bomber and Abbey is an excellent sniper. Along with their friends and family supporting their backs and the undeniable and incandescent love they have for one another, they make one hell of a team.
When Sloan is given a mission to find someone selling weapons to the enemy in an Army base in Afghanistan, he is told to take a sniper from his team with him. It was heavily implied that the sniper be his wife. Sloan wanted nothing but for her to be out of harms way, so he takes his brother-in-law instead. Fate twisted his plans after he meets Abbey while she was working for their business overseas, and she is taken along to Afghanistan and dragged into the mission. While at the Army base, Sloan’s temper for her being there keeps Abbey at arms length and he treats her roughly, keeping the solider and commanding officer relationship instead of a married one. When the base’s captain pays a little too much attention to Abbey, Sloan’s anger and jealousy flares to the point where he pushes her away and hurts her deeply. Thinking that their marriage might be over and not wanting to take his attitude any longer, Abbey jumps at an opportunity to go home on the next plane out of this hell, but fate again twists the plans when the wrong man Abbey trusted betrays and captures her. Now trapped in the hot desert, Abbey must do whatever it takes to survive, but can she make her way back? And when Sloan learns of her disappearance, will it break him or will he do whatever it takes to find the love of his life?
A really amazing read! I received this book to be reviewed, but I had to go back and get the other books in the series because I didn’t want to be lost at what was going on. I’ll say this; it was the best decision I made. Sloan and Abbey’s relationship throughout the series is one of the best I have read about in a long time. They go through so much for their love and risk it all for each other that it makes me pine for a love like theirs. They fit each other perfectly, even though Sloan can be a domineering Irish hothead. That’s what Abbey loves about him, along with is insatiable sexual desire for her. And although Abbey disobeys his wishes more than he likes, Sloan trusts her impeccably. But all of that is put on the line in this book. Their marriage and love goes through a huge test to see if they are strong enough to fight to stay together. From beginning to end this book captivates you. I was on the edge of my seat begging to turn every page. There was never a dull moment, and I promise that once you start reading, you won’t put the book down. I risked my sleeping hours for this book, and after five hours and baggy eyes, I hold no regrets. From the characters to the plot, everything was incredible. I felt every emotion portrayed. When there was an embarrassing or humiliating experience, I felt embarrassed or like I was the one being humiliated. I felt the sadness or joy the characters felt. When things got hot and heavy, my heart would beat wildly with anticipation for what would happen next. And when things got hot and sexy, I felt hot and sexy. Andersen did an astonishing job with her series, more specifically with this book, and I give The Assassin 5 fangs! I gladly recommend this to any reader who loves romance, action, angst, spies, or just a damn good read.